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  1. Haakon K

    Sysmic S3

    Foldable - via hinge on siderails, rear axle goes under swan-neck. Detachable, fits into a bag (depending on the wheels, and size of bag), Rear axle is two halves, ca 75 cm each w/o wheel.
    3 points
  2. kids bought me these for my birthday because I have had my eyes on them and yes adjustable bridle even on the rage ...check out the spacers no more knots ....
    2 points
  3. With a combination of pretty inconsistent weather and various lockdowns over the past year or more, it had been a while since I had the opportunity to get out and have a kite. I had already taken Friday off work and headed down to Sandy Point given the promising forecast and my window of opportunity. It was so great to blow out the cobwebs and get back to one of my most favourite places to be.
    1 point
  4. Had a great solo run today at Sandy Point. Consistent on-shore all day 15-20 knots at the start and then backed off towards the end of the session. Cloudy day, but the sun made several appearances which made it even more enjoyable. Should have enough footage to throw a cheeky edit together over the weekend.
    1 point
  5. Thanks @SoutherlyBuster, yes it was a bit of a stretch that an old 5m FS would be OK for a wave kite. But I never heard back from the seller anyway.
    1 point
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  7. Haakon K

    Sysmic S3

    Ok, weights; Seat and frame, incl. axles/bolts; 18,0 kgs Midi XL/XXL 18", on 4" front & 8" rear; 19,3 kgs Gravity Zero barrows on 4" rims; 8,1 kgs Longest part is half of rear axle, 74cm long. A few more pics in the gallerry now also;
    1 point
  8. Got a chrono 13 v2 , land use only ,but in nz .$950
    1 point
  9. Haakon K

    Sysmic S3

    Had to get busy with some other bother this weekend, unfortunately. Posted some photos in the gallery just now. SYSMIC S3 in gallery Might take more pictures, of folding and dissasembly. Still waiting for the superlight barrows.
    1 point
  10. .Joel

    Speed Week, Speed Week!!

    I just sent an email to the real estate agent for a house for the family, we will be there
    1 point
  11. An awesome session on the clay pan at Kingston SE, Australia - by far the best I've felt in the buggy yet. Probably cos of the harness thanks to @The Duke. Captured, edited and soundtracked by the inimitable @jhn.holgate. Can't wait for next year!
    1 point
  12. nigel

    Speed Week, Speed Week!!

    No Rosebud kite fest this year, so we could have three days hooning on the beach over Labor Day long weekend?? March 6th-8th. Sandy Point tides are great, low tide, Saturday 12:01pm, Sunday 12:48pm, and Monday 1:39pm. Only issue is going to be accommodation. Most places will be booked, or very pricey. Otherwise we just wait for the weather to be right and do day trips, if it ever gets right? Or cause some chaos and hit Dingley with a stack of wind toys one day over the long weekend?
    1 point
  13. And Dougie flew the drone on this one....
    1 point
  14. .Joel

    Flexifoil Blade VI

    The Flexifoil Blade VI was released by Flexifoil International Ltd in September 2020. It is the sixth generation of Blade to be released.
    1 point
  15. RedSky

    4AM Landboarding

    Go big or go back to bed.
    1 point
  16. Just because why not.
    1 point
  17. plummet

    Project speed

    Ive ordered one of these suits for ultimate speed.....
    1 point
  18. Flexifoil Bullet 2.5m Being impressed with the handling of the baby Bullet (1.5m) for buggy use, I decided to acquire the next size up for buggy use on those days when my Arcs are just too much. First Impressions Usual Flexi build quality and attention to detail, substantial material and stitching should hopefully give many hours of happy flying. First Flight New kite curse struck again and the maiden launch was in winds that couldn’t do the Bullet justice, so after a quick handling test, it was back in the bag to await another day. I
    1 point
  19. I've not been flying kites for very long, a while ago I bought a 1.4m Symphony to have a play with but I soon found myself trawling the reviews online looking for advice on that first kite that would be able to power me along on my mountainboard. Eventually I decided that I wanted a Samurai II, lots of people rated them highly and it seemed like a kite I could progress on. I was fortunate to find a local flyer in my area who was happy to give me a go with some of his kites and give me some much needed tuition, this gave me the confidence to go for a 4m Sammi instead of the 3m version
    1 point
  20. As a complete an utter beginner this review may be of some help to people thinking about starting up kiting because i know Racekites was a great help to me when i was looking into starting power kiting. My experience so far consists of two outings with my kite both of which were quite eventful!!! The Kite I bought the kite from a shop in leicstershire via the internet and phone. The guy that i spoke to was a real help he advised me that a Peter Lynn pepper was a good starter kite and what i needed to get going. He also offered to tie the foil to the lines for me to save hassle of w
    1 point
  21. Andrew1600949555

    PKD Buster I

    Ok Where to start like the guide says build quality!! the kit it's self I can say I have no complaints about. I have owned this kite for over a year now and all I've needed to do was replace the line's which I did end of winter last year to Ozone. I only did this because the origanals where starting to furr up and did'nt want them to break. Flying I live in the north east of scotland so most of the time the wind blows and blows hard. I fly both inland and on the cost and I can say most of the time the kite never complains. like any kite it prefers clean wind but it will handle gust
    1 point
  22. Karlosb69

    Flexifoil Rage 3.5m

    I have recently been in Newquay on holiday doing a bit of surfing and kite flying, as i was there i set my eyes on a Flexifoil shop which i ventured into and took interest in purchasing a new baby. I purchased a Flexifoil Rage 3.5 metre with the bar control for around £279.00. I took it out to fly for the first time at the weekend. All i can say is fab...! (I also have a Beamer II 5m and a HQ Sympathy 3.5m which i fly regularly.) As i got to the coast (prefer the beach to fly as its softer on the landing and find better winds, plus an ice-cream goes down a treat after flying) i was a
    1 point
  23. xxxrated

    HQ Beamer

    since moving to uni ive been looking for a hobby to take up and living within a few miles of about 5 prime locations for kiting i thought why not spend my student loan on something ill actually want and use, not to mention my housemate is an avid kiter with a selection of flexifoil kites. after looking around the internet for a good deal on kite/board packages i ended up settling with the kiteshop.co.uk as there price and service was second to none. not long after the money leaving my bike there was a nice big box staring at me when i got home. after removing it from the supplied backpack
    1 point
  24. RaceKites

    PKD Buster 1.4M

    This reveiw is fairly fresh off the press. I arrived at Fraisthorpe beach yesterday (Sunday) morning with the intention of flying my usual 3m or 4m Ozone Little Devil. Nev/Stu (top kite flying gurus/beach advisors) were already there and hurridly advised me that today was a small kite day. Admittedly it was blowing a gale (don't know what speed but I had to hold my boot lid down for fear it would be ripped off and land in the North sea. It was decision time - I knew I had to get on that beach and get flying. The 3m would have been too much as I watched Nevs 2.2
    1 point
  25. I've been using my Radsail 2.4 for a few months now, in most conditions, so I think it's about time I did a review. As my first quad-line kite, I was looking for an entry level, well-built kite that wouldn't break the bank or my neck. I'd already bought a Radsail 145 on ebay, so I returned to the dreaded auction site and parted with just shy of £50 for my new toy. Despite the best efforts of the delivery company, the kite arrived safely from Germany, a short week-and-a-half later. The Basics The Rad comes with its own little two-compartment rucksack - fairly
    1 point
  26. I decided that I'd get a kiteboarding kite to get into the sport. I am very small so I just got a 12m hoping that it would cover the largest wind range and hoping to expand my quiver later. I bought a used kite off of ebay. I got a 12m 2002 Slingshot Fuel for 93 bucks. I got it out knowing I'd have more power than those Beamers I'm used to flying. I was right, and it was loaded with traction, and in above 9 mph it popped me off the ground very well. I jumped a few up to 10 feet high at 15 mph Build quality. You shouldn't have to ask. It's a Slingshot, doesn't that about sum it up? I have
    1 point
  27. RaceKites

    U-turn Oxigen 4M

    U-turn 4m Oxigen - mid-aspect kite. First impressions Unpacking the kite I was very impressed with the quality of construction. The kite came in a draw string sack as ‘kite only’ but the price quoted by the shop was set up, ready to fly with free handles and 20m line. The only problem that I can see here is that the 4M kite is such a tight fit into the bag that it is practically impossible to get the handles in as well. The kite comes fitted with power rings that join the power and brake bridles near the line connection points. where the brakes actually hook
    1 point
  28. hammer

    HQ Beamer II 2.5M

    After going down to the local football fields with a mate and his 4m Blade III and getting myself thrown, lifted and generally manhandled by it in what were supposed to be 12 - 15mph winds (a visit to http://www.xcweather.co.uk/ showed the wind history to be 29mph), I decided that I had found my new sport having just given up karting. I then spent days reading reviews and comparing prices, and decided that it was going to be a Beamer II 2.5 m. My mate got one as well with the idea of finally using his ATB. It arrived, we packed the tent and kites into the car and of we set off in the
    1 point
  29. After having played around with my Beamer for a month or so I thought it was time to get airborne and only being 15 a Blade was out of the question, so I went for the poor man's Blade, the Radsail 7.0M which I bought from 39inman (very good transaction, thank you) thinking it would be a little step up from the Beamer but goo do learn from. I underestimated this kite! When the kite arrived I immediately ripped the packaging off and laid the kite on the floor and it was huge, I couldn't wait to fly it. The bag the kite came in is pretty good, two slips on the side ideal for storing little n
    1 point
  30. This is a review of the Flexifoil Sting 1.7m I suppose the first thing anybody will notice about the Sting is the packaging, out with the old flimsy drawstring bag, and in with a much tougher canvas bag with a reasonable sized pocket on the side. On packing the kite away, you need to be careful about how you fold and pack as the top of the bag is a bit tight, as I found out one day packing away in a hurry, but if you fold the kite properly it all fits nice and snug in the bag In the bag we get – Kite, Handles, Killers, Lines, Instructions, Stickers, Registra
    1 point
  31. gaddy

    HQ Beamer II 3.6M

    I was introduced into power kiting by one of my friends (Panthro on here). I’m a complete beginner and have never flown anything more than a single line kite about 18 years ago. Anyway Panthro was saying to me how much fun it was and I should give it a go so I read up and looked around and decided to go for a HQ beamer 2 3.6m. I wanted as big as recommended so I didn’t have to buy a bigger one so soon (it was hard enough getting my wife to let me get this one let alone another one in a couple of months). A couple of days later and it arrived. I can’t really compare it with any othe
    1 point
  32. From the moment I bought my 4.5 metre Bullet I knew I'd made a good choice. The kite comes in a well made rucksack and is supplied with Flexifoils legendary four line handles complete with kite killers, also included is a set of colour coded flying lines on a winder. The first thing I noticed when I upacked the kite at home was the difference in quality between my new Flexifoil and my cheaper kites, the Flexifoil is better in every way thinkable. The rucksack is well costructed with neat little touches to aid stowage of the kite. The foil is made of high quality chikara mat
    1 point
  33. Now that I have had these kites for some time, I would like to offer a few more thoughts. After a small problem with one of the bags that was fixed immediately, (great customer service) these kites have held up very well. My whole family has been flying these kites (2 adults, 3 kids) as well as our cousins and the kid's friends. They have been crashed to the ground, twisted around fence posts, dragged across the ground, stepped on, tripped over, and flown in many different conditions. I have not had even one broken string. I think that says a lot for the quality of construction and durabi
    1 point
  34. Wow, I hear you say, a review for the Beamer 3.6. That makes a nice change! Anyway, I won't bore you with details of the bag, DVD etc as you don't buy a kite for all the accessories. Bought from the good people at powerkiteshop.com, I was advised to go for the Beamer as a good beginners kite for someone my size (15 stone) and with fairly limited experience. Since I bought this kite I have used many others and should therefore give a fairly balanced view of what the kite is like. First flight. Inland with a 10mph wind with a few gusts. Set-up was a piece of cake with all lines be
    1 point
  35. StZ

    Rhombus Firebee 5.5M

    First to say the last year I only did some powerkiting with my kites - until my ATB arrives and I am elevated to a higher experience 😉 I own the Rhombus Firebee 5.5 now for half a year and I flew it quite often now. For all those not wanting to read much further - it's a good kite and a cheap one too. Package: The Bee comes in a relatively nice backpack. The quality of the backpacks fabric however relates to the price, but you'll store only the kite there anyway, so who needs a trekking device? Kite: The Bee comes kite only, so I took the handles and lines from my NPW t
    1 point
  36. Skizzo

    Rhombus Firebee 3M

    I have always been on a budget with my kites, so have learned on single skin kites, however I had a friend that had a number of foils, So I had also sort of been through the learning experience behind the first model blade 3.2 and something called an Impact 2.2. Anyways, having been wanten for a foil kite, I bought the firebee at a kiteshop, partially as an impulse buy, but also because it was such an excetional value. I paid $175.00 us for the kite. (dirt Cheap) The only thing that was kind of a bummer was it had no handles or lines with it, so i had to steal my C-quad handles and lines
    1 point
  37. I will review all three ozone kites here... Out the bag for all three are the same. Kite bundeled with high quality lines and handels. I personally prefer Flexi handels for the top line covers. All kites have numbered lines from kite to handles so setup is a easy, dont mess the lines on the winder up for an easy start. The small sizes from the factor setup require more brake for me, this is personal. My 5.0 was straight out the bag. 2.0-3.0 performance is vastly better than my previous bullets and busters steady pull through the window. I buggy and board so will comment on both types
    1 point
  38. RaceKites

    Eolo Radsail 3M

    Having received a 3m radsail for Xmas, I was keen to have a go. I am a kite novice and so didn't really know what to expect (my only experience is a couple of goes with someone's 2.5m Flexifoil Bullet. I have recently returned from my first outing with the kite and must say I'm delighted. I have now had one full afternoon with it in winds of around 15-20mph on top of the Sussex downs and have the following comments about it. QUALITY I don't have a lot to compare to. I would say that the bullet I've had a go with seems a bit better put together but for my use that's not re
    1 point
  39. This is a initial review of the New Firebee Force, cannot be to detailed at the moment as I have only had it a couple of days, so will add to it once i've flown it a bit more. Whats you get depends on what you order the kite is sold as kite only, so you add your own lines handles, I went for a package as it always generally means a better deal. Complete I paid in the region of £150 is it good value? read on? In the bag Kite, Lines and handles... The lines supplied were of good quality Climax, ( Though I believe they are liable to friction melting) Handles were of avera
    1 point
  40. PeatyMcBog

    HQ Symphony 4.1M

    HQ Symphony 4.1 4 Line conversion kit purchased February 2005, Cost £8.95 The 4 line conversion kit is supplied by HQ and consists of two sets of brake lines with each running into four lines that attach to the loops on the trailing edge of the kite. The two brake lines have four setting with approximately 50mm between each Once you have the brake lines you then need to purchase handles and lines unless you already have them . Although we brought unmade up lines on reels and made them up ourselves so had to purchase a line needle and a little sleeving which is surprisingly easy and c
    1 point
  41. RaceKites

    HQ Beamer II 3.6M

    I cant say that I am a review expert but I can say that I just got my Beamer II 3.6 and WOW!! This kite was truly worth the money. This is my very first 4 line kite, and my fisrt traction kite. The beamer made it all to easy to transition me from a 2 line stunt kite flyer into a 4 line traction kite flyer. Listed below was my first and over all experience with the new Beamer II 3.6. Packing Kite came well packed in a pretty cool yellow, black, and grey bag with the most outragous zipper. Easy instructions on how to set up if you have never done anything like this. Set Up
    1 point
  42. RaceKites

    Flexifoil Bullet

    Having flown several stackers and 2 super 10's, I had been gagging for a much larger kite. When I saw Flexifoil had a new kite out I thought I'd definately get one. I bought mine when I was on holiday near West Super Mare from UFO. I opted for the handles/bar package. It unpacked easily and was setup ready to fly in no time. As I had never flown a 4 line kite before I didn't really know what to expect and put the kite killer straps on as I didn't want to lose an expensive kite if I fell over. I pulled gently on the top lines and the kite raced straight up catching me off guard by it'
    1 point
  43. You can find some pcis of me and my nephew with the kite on http://h3in.vliegert.nl (but i am a belgain so do not stare at the .nl please) I've flown 2-liners for almost 5 or 6 years. I've dreamed for 3 years of a powerkite. I've dreamed that i could buy a flexifoil blade. When i finally was able to by my dream i've bought a Gin Yoz II 4.8 with the nice backpack, libre handles, 4X25mtr C-lines, Flexifoil Kite killers. The reasons why i didn't buy a blade are: still the cost is 100€ extra(paid 490 for the entire pack and a bl
    1 point
  44. If you heve a decent sized flying area with nice clean wind you should have at least one Frenzy in your quiver. The rapid development of the depowerable foil is all to easy to understand with one of these, a couple of sessions into ownership you WILL wonder how much those fixed bridle kites are worth secondhand. So, I walked into Airbossworld and mumbled something about a Frenzy, handed over the cash and next day collected a ready set up and prepared Frenzy, Damn was I excited.... Straight off to the field for a quick fly. Gary came with me to ensure I didn't maim myself and tha
    1 point
  45. My main aim of getting this board was to kite-board but i often use it for freestyle riding and a bit of mucking around. Now where to start... The board arrived a week after i ordered it from http://www.atbsports.co.uk with a free leash (safety device) and eggshocks (makes the suspension sweet). Assembly of the board was realtively easy. Step 1:fit bindings, step 2:attach wheels step 3: attach top hats and put in suspension springs and eggshocks. EASY. Before you go out its best to tighten everything up apart from the wheels too much as u may damage the bearing covers!! My first
    1 point
  46. when i first got this out of the box my reaction was ",,,?," it is a very odd looking board . its very shiney and almost looks like a toy. this is due to the two wheel approach that loko have taken with the design. i almost dissmissed the board the first time i stood on it, as it rocks when it is going slowly. its like the antithesis of speed wobble, at slow speeds it rocks, but at high speeds it is very stable! This is an advanced board, its certainly not a good choice for a beginner to kiteboarding. before i got this board i had learned on a mongoose pro cam, I can board pretty well, (i
    1 point
  47. A strange looking board at first, but it really stands out from the crowd, even when covered in sand and crud. All black, abit knight rider-ish (he probably had one in the boot:-) ) The price is quite reasonable and on a par with the other mid to high priced boards, but the straps or bindings are extra, they do however offer some flexibility in adjusting your foot stance, with the plates having about two inches of rotational adjustment. The construction appears to be bullet proof,powder coated steel at the ends and a carbon connector between them to give flex in th
    1 point
  48. i purchaed this board along with my kite as part of a package. kheo was chosen over other brands after investigating various mtb and kite mags and seeing the brand had some pedigree and was popular amongst kiteboarders. quality constuction at a budget were also defining factors. the board differs from other models in several areas: - longer wheelbase to promote stability - larger tyres than some of its competitors - alloy frame and ply deck as opposed to composite deck - spring trucks not skateboard trucks also i was intrigued by the grab handles built into the board and the
    1 point
  49. Tom1600949551

    Kheo Flyer

    This board is ideal for learning both downhill and kiting. When downhilling it is a nice and stable board for learning on and does not get speed wobble until you are riding quite fast, a lot faster than on an Air-S for instance. The board feels strong underfoot and has enough flex to smooth out small bumps. When you start to want to jump, the board is evenly weighted so is quite easy to land, but more than just straight jumps are quite tricky as it is a relatively heavy board (approx 10kg). As for kiting, again the Flyer is a good board to learn on, it is nice and stable and turns ea
    1 point
  50. I was lucky to have a go on this beauty a few days ago on the beach... The board is of realy high quality and felt realy nice to stand on. the foot straps were realy comfertable and the flex was about right. It weighed absolotely nothing and I could pull off 270 jumps without much effort while stationary. With a kite, it had the really annoying habit of going upwind, this is because the foot straps are mounted slighty behind the center line of the kite. This meant it kept you on your toes (literally!) and proved tiring to someone who is used to leaning back with ki
    1 point
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